Someone recently asked, what anti-interventionist will remain after Ron Paul retires?
Short answer: Possibly John Hostettler, who in some respects is even better than Ron Paul (esp. on immigration).
This week Democratic incumbent Evan Bayh announced he won’t seek reelection. John Hostettler is seeking the GOP nomination for Bayh’s vacant senate seat. If Hostettler should pick up the nomination, he would now have a real shot at winning general election. Long holding paleo-esque positions, Hostettler was one of six Republicans initially to vote against the neocon war in Iraq, and he’s been solid on immigration for quite some time. (Possible spoiler: Mike Pence could enter the race.)
Read W. James Antle III’s new piece: ”Bye-bye Bayh And Amnesty. Hello Hostettler And Immigration Moratorium?”
What people in Indiana need is a Hostettler money bomb!
Also of importance, J.D. Hayworth is running against McCain in Arizona for the GOP nomination. Although Hayworth is wrong on interventionism and nation building, he’s sound on illegal immigration. Many pundits say a Hayworth victory is a longshot (given the many resources at McCain’s disposal), while admitting this may be the most serious primary challenge McCain has seen since 1982. Personally, I cannot think anything that could create that warm, fuzzy sensation of contentedness more than McInsane losing the primary.
Addendum: I haven’t forgotten Rand Paul, but didn’t mention him above because much has already been said about his campaign in Kentucky.